Arts for Education: Transforming the relationship between human & ocean
Interview with Co-Founder of Blue Dot Generation: Eliza Hamer
Ahead of this month's inaugural 'Arts for Education' exhibition we got together with the Co-Founder from the organisation behind this new sustainability & arts platform.
Describe Blue Dot Generation and what you are aiming to achieve.
Blue Dot Generation is a sustainability platform that promotes the use of the arts for education. By engaging local communities and inspiring international audiences through the arts we aim to transform the relationship between human and the blue planet. BDG brings together the creatives, scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to the problems our planet is facing. Together we will make a difference and change people’s habits by helping them visualise the seriousness of the issues.
What made you want to make a change to the world we live in?
What made us want to change the world we live in was being exposed to the imagery, facts, information and reality of the environmental challenges we face. Although it is important to mention these are not just environmental problems but global ones. When realising the powerful effect of (both shocking and beautiful) art and imagery, inspiring an inner desire to care, love and respect the world, we realised the importance of promoting a change , before it is too late.
What part of the event are you most excited about (apart from our panel session..)?
What most excites us about the event is bringing together people from all over the country, and seeing our audiences learn, discuss and interact with the event no matter what age, occupation or nationality. We want to bring green and non-green, old and young people together to drive a positive movement and promote change.
How do you see our collaboration growing in the future?
In the future we would love to see our collaboration grow. As the Dune project develops in different locations, we hope to come and help educate local communities through our creative workshops. We would also love to continue running ocean awareness weeks with the local kids around Cova do Vapor (SAI e Age, Trafaria.)
If you could give a speech to the world, what message would you want people to hear?
If we work TOGETHER, TODAY we WILL make a difference.
We are not invisible, each and every one of us have the ability to create positive change. We must look after, respect and be proud of where we live. If you start, others will follow.